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BMW F series 1 / 2 / M2 options

In the UK at least, BMW offered 2 audio levels in the 1 and 2 series platforms. 'Base' Audio with no amplifier, no tweeters and 6" under seat 'woofers', which sounded pretty terrible, or Harmon Kardon. This upgraded system sadly wasn't the full fat Harmon Kardon as found in the larger  3 / 4 / 5 series cars, in fact it had much more in common with the 'hi-fi' option found on those larger cars. Never the less the Harmon Kardon system did include an amplifier in the boot run from an analogue input, tweeters in the front and rear, a centre speaker and 8" under seat 'woofers'. While it was certainly an upgrade over the 'base' system, it can easily be improved upon. For Harmon Kardon equipped cars, we suggest looking at System 2 onwards.

SYSTEM 1

  • Helix M-Four amplifier

  • AudioControl LC2i line out converter

  • Match C42BMW 2 way front speakers

  • Match 8BMW-D 8" under seat x2

  • 'Connection' power wiring

  • 'Connection' fuse holders

  • Plug & Play wiring harness

  • Skinz sound deadening sheets x10

  • BMW OEM tweeter housing

  • 1 day Installation

£1700

​Designed for cars with 'base' audio.

2 x 100w for the doors and 2 x 100w for the 8" woofers (although in reality we turn the gain on the doors down for a balanced system)

This system adds much needed tweeters, upgrades the 4" door speaker,  and replaces the standard 6" under seat 'woofers' with a stronger 8" version.

In this set up we only amplify the front and under seat speakers, the rears run direct from the head unit. There is no EQ or time alignment although we do re code the head unit for a better sound profile.

 

All prices include VAT

  • Upgrade to Helix S42C.2 2 way front speakers + £280

  • Upgrade to a Helix 10" sub box and dedicated 600w Sub amp + £800

SYSTEM 2

  • Match UP7BMW DSP amplifier

  • Helix Conductor - DSP controller

  • Match C42BMW 2 way front speakers

  • Match X4BMW Coax rear speakers

  • Match 8BMW-S 8" under seat x2

  • 'Connection' power wiring

  • 'Connection' fuse holders

  • Plug & Play wiring harness

  • Skinz sound deadening sheets x10

  • BMW OEM tweeter housing

  • 1.5 days Installation & Tuning

£2500

​Designed for cars with 'base' audio.

4 x 65w for the front doors and rear, 2 x 160w for the 8" woofers, 1x 65w for the centre channel (in cars with HK only)

This system builds on System 1 and adds the massively capable Match UP7 DSP (Digital Sound Processor) Amp allowing full eq and time alignment control of all speakers. Although slightly down on power compared to the M Four Amp on the front channels, the UP7BMW provides 160w to the 8" 'woofers' as well 65w to the rear channels.

 

All prices include VAT

  • Upgrade to Helix S42C.2 2 way front speakers + £280

  • Upgrade to a Helix 10" Sub and dedicated 600w Sub amp + £800

  • Upgrade to an 'active' front speaker set up + £350

SYSTEM 3

  • Audison Forza M5.11 DSP amplifier

  • Audison SR 4.300V2 amplifier

  • Audison Forza DRC AC - DSP controller

  • Audison Prima K4E 2 way front speakers

  • Audison Prima S8-4 8" under seat x2

  • Audison Prima APBX 10S4S 10"sub box

  • OFC power & speaker wiring

  • 'Connection' fuse holders

  • Plug & Play wiring harness

  • Skinz sound deadening sheets x20

  • 2 days Installation & Tuning

£4200

​Designed for cars with Harmon Kardon audio but can be fitted to any car..

4 x 100w for the front doors and rear, 2 x 250w for the 8" woofers, 1 x 400w for the 10" sub box

While it would be very easy to fit the popular Forza M12.14 all in one DSP amp with this system, we feel the better choice is to use 2 amps. Its only marginally more expensive but allows better power allocation and a 10" sub in the boot. Its by no means an easy instal as space behind boot trims is limited but its worth the effort.

All prices include VAT

  • Upgrade rear speakers + £300

  • Upgrade to custom 'stealth' sub box build + £POA

  • Upgrade to an 'active' front speaker set up + £POA (when Forza M8.14 is available)

  • Fit system 3 to non Harmon Kardon equipped car + £570

SYSTEM 4

  • Helix DSP Pro MK3

  • Helix Conductor - DSP Controller

  • Audison SR 4.300V2

  • Audison SR 4.500V2

  • Audison SR 5.600V2

  • Hertz ML280.3 28mm tweeters

  • Custom tweeter pods

  • Steg MSS3 4" door speakers

  • Audison S8-4 8" under seat x2

  • Audison Prima K4M rear speakers

  • Hertz Mille MPS 250 10" sub and box

  • OFC power wiring

  • OFC speaker wiring to all speakers

  • 'Connection' fuse holders

  • Plug & Play wiring harness

  • Skinz sound deadening sheets x20

  • 4 days Installation

£6900

​Designed for cars with Harmon Kardon audio but can be fitted to any car..

2 x 130w for the tweeters and front doors run in an active set up. 2x 85w for the rear and 1x 85w for the centre, 2 x 230w for the 8" woofers, 1 x 550w for the 10" sub box

An advanced and amazing system headed up by the Helix DSP Pro controlling 3 Audison SR amps, known for their warm 'A/B' like sound and power. The front stage is upgraded with Hertz Mille Legend tweeters and the Italian made Steg midrange, two speakers that punch well above their price point. Most cars will need a false boot floor building due to the limited space behind OEM boot panels

All prices include VAT

  • Upgrade to custom 'stealth' sub box build + £POA

  • Fit system 4 to non Harmon Kardon equipped car + £570 (no centre channel)

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